WICHITA — For years, Mike Toyota was aware of the Bath Fitter franchise because a friend in Canada has three of them.
“He’s done real well and had a good time doing it,” Toyota says.
So he decided to start one in Wichita.
Toyota, who used to have a machine building business in El Dorado, is having something of a soft opening today in the Greenwich Business Park near K-96 and Greenwich.
“We’re still . . . a little bit under construction,” he says.
His Bath Fitter space is at 11110 E. 26th St. North. Toyota has almost 6,000 square feet, almost 2,000 of which is showroom space.
The store will sell new showers and tubs and liners for both. Bath Fitter has six- and 12-month no-interest financing plans.
Toyota thinks one Wichita site will probably be enough for his store.
“This one should do it,” he says. “I bought big enough for at least a couple of years of growth.”